I have met no one but Canadians since arriving in Melaque - well other then the local Mexicans! The cars cruising the streets have plates that say "Ontario", "Calgary", "Yukon Territory" Kamaloop, "British Columbia" over and over. Good gosh, Mexico has been invaded. Not by those blood sucking Norte Americanos, but, by the Canadians.
Nice people. Unassuming. Friendly. NOT loud dressers or talkers. Just lots of them. It appears that they all come back to the same place year after year after year. There are big hugs and welcomes. Drinks and long conversations among them out by the pool. Interesting to observe.
I actually have met two couples now. The one from the Yukon Territory and another from Calgary yesterday. He is a freelance photographer. His wife is a nurse. Interesting stories about his assignments in Bahrain and Yemen.........
Melaque merchants are thrilled, polite and dazzled by the amount of tourists in town. It seems that the Mexican families have gone home just in time for the siege of the Canadians.
It must be empty up around Vancouver if the number of BC plates is any indication.
So, if there are any of you still up there, stand up and be counted! OR come on down and join your countrymen and women.